"The Marquis Wellesley" 1
"And such other gambol faculties he hath, as shew a weak mind, and an able body."
April 13, 1813
The Marquis Wellesley's opening speech on India affairs was chiefly remarkable for its length, and the manner in which it was delivered. This nobleman seems to have formed himself on those lines in Pope:--
1 Hazlitt's "The Marquis Wellesley" is to be found in Political Essays (1819). Hazlitt writes of Richard Colley Wellesley (1760-1842), the brother of Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852) who is better known as the Duke of Wellington.
2 The above criticism first appeared in the Courier newspaper, and was copied the next day in the Chronicle with the following remarks: -- "The treasury journals complain of the harsh treatment shown to ministers, -- let us see how they treat their opponents. If the following does not come from the poetical pen of the Admiralty Croaker, it is a close imitation of his style.'